July 01, 2020

Hipsway - Hipsway (1986)

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 9 tracks total.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Pop, Pop Rock
Label Number: CK 40522

© 1986-1987 Columbia
AllMusic Review by William Cooper
The Scottish band Hipsway scored -- briefly -- in the U.S. with the 1986 Top 20 hit "The Honeythief," a catchy pop nugget that, unfortunately, solidified the band's status as a one-hit wonder. "The Honeythief" was an A-1 single, however, combining R&B influences with a European sensibility in the same manner as Living in a Box and Go West. Predictably, the rest of the material on Hipsway fails to match the quality of its sole hit tune. There are some pleasant moments on Hipsway -- "Long White Car" and "Ask the Lord" are nice ballads, and "Broken Years" is almost as catchy as "The Honeythief" -- but the album is mostly forgettable pop fluff. Hipsway released one more album (the 1989 flop Scratch the Surface) before disbanding. Member Jon McElhone would later become a member of the decidedly more successful band Texas

tags: hipsway, hipsway album, 1986, flac,


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